Key Worker Model Supports Cody to Kick Goals
Cody is a seven-year-old who lives with Autism Spectrum Disorder. His aim was to improve communication, express ...
Clayton loves to learn. An example is his excitement towards learning the names of all the capital cities in the middle east. He is inquisitive and enjoys learning how things work, like engines. His curiosity extends to fishing, helping his mum at home, and spending time at his day program.
Clayton was living at home with his mum and two younger brothers. Like most young adults, Clayton wants to leave home and live independently. His Everyday Independence therapy team supported him in building his daily living skills and social skills to prepare him for taking this step.
Clayton received occupational therapy and speech pathology. His occupational therapist, Dominique and speech pathologist, Sophie worked closely together to develop strategies that help him work towards his goals in his therapy sessions, at home and his day program. This is the Everyday Way, which has given Clayton more opportunities to build his confidence and skills where they matter the most.
To prepare for independent living, Clayton worked on short-term goals, including:
Clayton’s therapy team found a range of strategies worked well for Clayton, including:
Dominique said Clayton built his independence with his commitment and dedication to practising his new skills.